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AirLeader Improves The Efficiency & Reliability @ Clariant Corporation In Louisville, KY
Clariant Corporation in Louisville, KY had added on to their compressor system over the past 30 years. As the plant demand increased new compressors and dryers had been installed strategically around the multiple building operation to supply compressed air at the production areas where the demand was greatest. As production demands evolved some locations were under supplied with compressed air while others were supplied with more than what was actually required.
This is where Industrial Air Centers stepped in and prescribed a new master control system by AirLeader to improve the efficiency and reliability of the entire system. The AirLeader system in constantly selecting the right compressor to meet the ever-changing demands of the production schedule. AirLeader’s unique software has the ability to continually learn the flow of the system and make compressor selections based upon that information.
Ultimately Clariant was able to go from running twelve machines to just five. This reduction in online horsepower has resulted in annual savings of $35,700 just in electricity alone. Maintenance cost have also been greatly reduced by lowering the number of compressors that are actually running. By rotating available compressors by rank of condition, horse power and age keeps reliability high and lowered the total hours of operation on much of the available equipment.
The AirLeader master controller system can also be supplied and maintained by Industrial Air Centers for a monthly fee. No capitol dollars needed to achieve similar savings. Contact your local IAC representative to learn how this approach could improve the reliability of your compressed air system and move operational dollars straight to the bottom line.
Greg Bratton – Vice President, Aftermarket
Greg Bratton joined Industrial Air Centers in March 4, 2002 as our Lexington Area Manager. Since then he has been the Lexington Branch Manager, Customer Care Manager and Vice President, Product Development. Greg started in the compressor industry in June of 1980 as a Parts Coordinator and over his 39 years in this business has served as a Sales Coordinator, Service Manager, Parts Manager and Operations Manager in addition to his roles at IAC.
Greg was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been married to his lovely wife, Bev, for 37 years. Together they have a Son, Joey, Daughter, Emily, Daughter in Law, Megan and (2) Grandsons, Hudson and Henry. Emily is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Lucas Stoller and will be getting Married in December 2019.
In December of 1997, Greg and Bev moved their family to Lexington, KY. Their children both now live in Louisville, KY.
If you have any needs or questions about Service, Parts, Rental or Used Equipment, please contact him at email@example.com or 859-509-6705.
Equipment Spotlight - Applied System Technologies (AST)
Born Of Necessity
We maintain large stocks of inventory and have experts always at the ready to provide the best solution for your needs. We ship 99% of those orders the same day. A careful balance of strong growth, personal service, and superior quality is how we became—and intend to remain—the industry leader. That’s why we can offer a lifetime warranty on every system.
The Best Minds In The Business
Tech Tips Q&A
Q – How does hot weather affect the quality of my compressed air?
Second, the effective capacity of your refrigerated air dryer will be reduced as either or both the ambient and inlet air temperature exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Your 500cfm dryer becomes about a 400cfm dryer at 110 degrees, as far as its ability to deliver the desired dew point.
Third, in an indirect fashion, hot weather may cause you to open compressor room doors to the either the outdoors or to a production area to facilitate better inlet and cooling air flows. That can allow debris or particles of many types, both natural and synthetic to not only clog filters and heat exchangers but make it into the compressed air. Clogged filters will amplify high temperature concerns! Proper filtration can keep unwanted particulate from your processed air; but an overabundance of debris may cause filters to become saturated faster than expected, requiring element replacement early or more frequently.
Q – How do I achieve the compressed air quality I need with these phenomena occurring?
IAC 2019 Golf Outing!
IAC held their First Annual Golf Outing on September 19, 2019, at Belterra Casino and Resort Golf Course. We were so fortunate to have beautiful weather for golf and enjoying a delicious lunch. IAC wants to give a HUGE thank you to all our sponsors and attendees who made this outing the wonderful day it was.
Closest to the Pin winners were:
Birdie for a Chance at a Yeti Cooler:
Longest Putt for a TaylorMade Putter:
50/50 Split the Pot Putting Contest:
View more pictures at our Facebook page!
IAC Appreciates the Support from Our Sponsors! We look forward to seeing you at the next golf scramble!
Industrial Air Centers offers a full line of compressed air equipment with a wide variety of optional equipment….and we can back it up. We’re here and happy to help, call us to assist with your compressed air or backup power maintenance plan. With service crews in KY, OH & IN, we’re equipped to serve all your maintenance needs 24/7. If you would like more information on our compressed air or generator systems please give us a call at 1-877-IACSERV.